Vista Oaks Update

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Vista Oaks Logo with Oak Tree

November 20, 2020

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • November 23rd-27th: No School due to Thanksgiving Break

  • November 23rd-December 6th: Virtual Book Fair

  • December 4th: Family Netflix Party Movie Night (more info soon)

  • December 21-January 5: Winter Break

The Book Fair is Coming Soon!

This year, we'll be having a virtual Book Fair! Our online Scholastic store will open on November 23 and run for two weeks.


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/vistaoaks

Yearbooks

A once in a generation year deserves a once in a generation yearbook. news! The 2020-21 Yearbook is for sale here:


https://voyearbook.picaboo.com/2020-2021


Your yearbook comes with 4 free personal pages and free shipping.


We need your help to make this yearbook fantastic during this time of Distance Learning. If you have any photos of home learning you'd like to share (including any spirit days or Zoom events), please send them in here: https://uploads.picaboo.com/9177922. Information about school portraits will be shared in early 2021.

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Math Mania!

On November 19 Math Mania will be playing Place Value Yahtzee. All students are welcome to join, but this is recommended for grades 3-6. Please choose the time that fits best with your schedule and have 6 dice available along with a printed score sheet.

Nov. 19 Math Mania: Place Value Yahtzee

Math Mania- December 4

To celebrate the holidays together, we will play Round up BINGO. Come and join in the fun on Friday, Dec. 4. This game includes rounding to the nearest thousand's place. All students are welcome and any strugglers will be helped, but this is recommended for grades 2-5. Students will need to pre-print the BINGO card for the activity.

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Mental Health Moments

Feel like you just need a moment?

Here's a great strategy shared by our School Psychologist, Katie Hoellwarth.


Happy Memory



Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Think of a happy memory. It can be a party, a vacation, an event, or any time you were really happy. Continue breathing deeply as you remember all the details of your happy memory. Act as if you are in the memory. Try to identify anything you can see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or feel.

Identity Boxes

Have you made one? Megan would love to see it and share it in our update!

10-Second Talent Show

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Writers Corner

Alivia is a high school student in the Publications class. She features a Writers Corner column in the monthly newsletter, TheVistaOaks.Scoop. She would love to see your writing! Click on the button below to discover the next prompt.
Writers Corner Rules and Prompt

Click this button to discovery the prompt for Decembers Writers Corner

Virtual Lending Library

Although our Lending Library is unavailable for browsing right now, we don't want you to miss out on some great items! We'll be sharing a few items in the update each week. If you are interested in picking up available items, please email Amy.Morganstein@vistaoaks.net so they can be put out for you. Check the Virtual Lending Library List for availability prior to emailing. https://bit.ly/3412TsJ

Distance Learning

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We'd love to see pictures and videos of you learning from home!

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Speak Up for Safety!

We love when our students are able to share concerns with us directly, but having an anonymous option is really helpful for some! We have a safety line in place for this.


STUDENTS CAN EASILY AND CONFIDENTIALLY REPORT THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:


  • BULLYING
  • PEERS IN CRISIS
  • PLANNED FIGHTS
  • THREATS OF VIOLENCE
  • OTHER URGENT SITUATIONS


JUST EMAIL, CALL OR TEXT

speakup@vistaoaks.net

209-443-3003

Please continue to check your email and our website for updates on closures due to COVID-19.

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OAK ROOM HOURS

The office is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10a-1p.

The Lending Library is closed until further notice.

Parking at Vista Oaks

Please do not park along the fence or in the lot in front of our school. Those spaces are reserved for the Byron School District Office. Thank you!

We collect Box Tops!

Box Tops are going digital! Download the app, set it for our school then simply scan your receipt! Thank you!

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